A child who does not receive adequate treatment for a rheumatic condition may suffer dire lifelong consequences. Over 300,000 children have been diagnosed with rheumatic diseases, yet fewer than 400 pediatric rheumatologists practice in America.
Osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are both forms of inflammation of the joints but they are actually very different types of a broader condition called arthritis.
Researchers are confirming “drug holidays” require closer follow-up and attention, especially in patients at high risk of fracturing. Patients who take osteoporosis drugs for years at a time are typically advised to take a “drug holiday” or temporarily discontinue taking the drugs to minimize the likelihood of dangerous side effects.
Gout’s reputation as the “disease of kings” is widely undeserved, though many would be surprised to hear that. Often mistaken for only an effect of obesity, gout is dismissed as a more serious ailment, which could leave the patient in great pain and without an effective treatment.
On June 29, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Appropriations bill, which funds the country’s military and medical activities.
As a follow-up to my previous blog, I’d also like to talk about another interesting finding that was presented at the conference: secondhand smoke exposure from cigarettes in childhood can boost chances of getting rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Although arthritis doesn’t have a cure, there are certain things you can do to alleviate the pain. Some of these include participating in activities like yoga, acupuncture, or taking medication. However, there is a natural way to alleviate arthritis pain: eating certain foods that have the power to fight inflammation.